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Question - abandon close /street basingstoke

Discussion in 'General Exploring Chat Forum' started by blades1980, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. blades1980

    blades1980 28DL Member
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    sorry if this has been spoken about already
    whilst glancing over google maps I notice in between junction 7 M3 and the Basingstoke golf course on the Winchester road there is a what appears to be a abandoned close - there appears to be a few buildings on it and fenced off all around it.

    anybody know what this was ? I will try and stop off on my way up there in the next couple of days but any info before hand I would be grateful
     

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    An old mobile home park maybe?
     
  3. Minor

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    Think it maybe The Bridge Caravan Park which shut down in the 60s or 70s due to construction works.
     
  4. Bertie Bollockbrains

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    It is shown on OS Maps as "The Copse" caravan site. A bit of searching on the Geograph website shows photos of it

    The history is not good: closed down in 1996 due to an incident of violence involving firearms. Invaded by travellers in 2002, a subsequent police raid discovered stolen tools and vehicles including a fish-and-chip trailer

    Place looks trashed and probably not worthwhile
     
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  5. blades1980

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    Thanks for the info .. may avoid then and search else where
     
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    We"ve a very large & Live Travellers site in Wakefield if you fancy calling in :thumb but there"s no Fish & Chips just the Firearms etc etc

    Look forward to seeing some reports from you ;)
     
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    Yeah I visited this year's ago. Its a load of wank. Peak copse is what it was called.
     
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